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Want to make a million? Forget Cash ISAs and stick with stock investing!

first_img See all posts by Royston Wild “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Are you a long-time investor in a Stocks and Shares ISA? Do you wonder why you haven’t joined the growing number of people who are making a million from their investments?It can be frustrating to see the returns from your share portfolio fall short of what you’d been expecting. And it’s particularly galling when you read or hear about how others are making an absolute fortune from stock investing. Even the best of us have regrets and have made some colossal mistakes. Just ask Warren Buffett how he felt following his disastrous liaison with Tesco shares a few years back.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…10% returnsBut it’s critical not to throw in the towel. If you’re not making decent returns with your stock-buying strategy then it’s clear that the problem is with your strategy, not the market. Perhaps with a little bit of bad luck thrown in.By far, share investing is one of the best methods for individuals to realise life-changing returns, as study after study has shown. Largely speaking, equity investors can expect to make returns of between 8% and 10% per year over the long term. Getting to that magic £1m marker might require some homework and no little discipline, but it’s not an unreasonable expectation.It’s never too lateFor many people, their 20s can prove to be an expensive time. Big tuition fees. Going out. Travelling the world. Saving up an enormous deposit to buy a home. It’s hard to build up a nest egg during that time, and many people by the age or 30 have little or nothing in the way of savings.Let’s say that you fall into that category. It’s still not too late to try and make a million from the stock market. Big bills may have been switched out for other large expenditures (like childcare costs) by the time you reach your 30s. But progression on the career ladder might give you a heavier pay packet with which to invest.Do the mathsSo how much would someone who’s just turned 30 have to squirrel away in a Stocks and Shares ISA in order to make a million? Well, let’s take that 8% to 10% annual returns range that I used earlier.Someone who wishes to retire at the age of 65 with a million in the bank would need to have invested around £300 per month in stocks. To be precise, this sort of outlay could have made them a whopping £1,019,637.30 over the space of three-and-a-half decades.Let’s say that this person had stashed that £300 per month over the past 35 years into a Cash ISA instead. The best-paying of these easy-access accounts is the 1.25% offered by Aldermore, according to moneysupermarket.com, so let’s use this. How much would this have left them with? £157,751.76, some way short of that magic million.If you want to make that sort of return from stock markets you’ll probably need to fine-tune your investment strategy, but it can be done. Just ask those aforementioned ISA millionaires! And there’s plenty of help out there to push you towards that fortune too. Royston Wild | Friday, 31st January, 2020 Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Moneysupermarket.com and Tesco. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.center_img Image source: Getty Images. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Want to make a million? Forget Cash ISAs and stick with stock investing! I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. 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Why I think this FTSE 250 stock could beat Vodafone shares in 2020

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Roland Head | Friday, 31st January, 2020 | More on: TALK VOD In December, I wrote about  Vodafone Group (LSE: VOD) and suggested the stock as a high yield income buy. I still think this telecoms giant is a good buy for dividend income, with a yield of about 5.3%.However, if you’re looking for a business with the potential to deliver growth and income, I’m not sure the FTSE 100 heavyweight is the right choice.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Today I want to explain why I think growth investors should avoid Vodafone and consider a smaller rival from the FTSE 250.Less is moreSometimes less is more. Companies can become too big and unwieldy to operate efficiently. Arguably, this is what’s happened to telecoms giant Vodafone Group (LSE: VOD) over the years. Along the way, the group has also become quite heavily indebted.Chief executive Nick Read is working hard to fix these problems. He’s focusing the group on its core businesses in Europe and certain regions of Africa, and selling non-core assets such as Vodafone New Zealand. Over the next few years, Mr Read also plans to float the group’s mobile tower business. This should raise much-needed cash for debt reduction.There’s just one problemAll of this looks sensible to me. But a deal announced this week highlighted one of the risks with this approach. Vodafone has agreed to sell its 55% stake in Vodafone Egypt to the Saudi Telecom Company. Geographically, it’s a good fit. The $2.4bn price tag looks fair, too, pricing the business at seven times adjusted cash profits.The problem is that Egypt was one of the group’s fastest-growing markets last year, with revenue growth of 14.7%. In contrast, revenue fell by 2.4% in the group’s core Western Europe markets.Recent trading suggests these European markets are returning to growth. But competition is intense and there’s no shortage of network capacity. I can’t see Vodafone’s European business growing quickly anytime soon.For this reason, I think Vodafone is best viewed as a mature dividend stock. If you’re looking for growth in the telecoms sector, I’d consider my next pick instead.Do one thing wellFTSE 250 firm TalkTalk Telecom Group (LSE: TALK) has a much simpler and more focused business model. Its aim is to become the leading provider of good value broadband services in the UK.TalkTalk was spun out of the Carphone Warehouse business founded by Sir Charles Dunstone. In 2017 Dunstone took charge of TalkTalk as executive chair and has since built up a shareholding of nearly 30%.It’s taken a while for the group’s performance to improve and debt levels remain high. But results are slowly starting to arrive. Headline cash profits rose by 14% to £115m during the first half of last year.In an update today, TalkTalk said that average revenue per user had returned to growth, rising by 0.6% to £24.43 per month during the final three months of 2019.Looking ahead, TalkTalk shares appear to be fully priced, on about 20 times 202o–21 forecast earnings. The dividend yield is low too, at just 2.2%. However, I think we could soon start to see the benefits of the firm’s focused, low-cost strategy. I believe results could improve significantly over the coming years and view this stock as a potential growth play. See all posts by Roland Head Enter Your Email Address Why I think this FTSE 250 stock could beat Vodafone shares in 2020center_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Roland Head has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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Covid-19 vaccine: the 3 top stocks I’d buy right now

first_img Tom Chen has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Tom Chen | Thursday, 19th November, 2020 | More on: GSK Image source: Getty Images I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Covid-19 vaccine: the 3 top stocks I’d buy right nowcenter_img See all posts by Tom Chen Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address The world has been anxiously waiting for a Covid-19 vaccine, so it’s no surprise that sentiment in stock markets turned quite optimistic in recent trading days. Last week, Pfizer announced that its experimental Covid-19 vaccine had proven effective, with more than 90% efficacy in preventing the disease. Moderna has also reported a vaccine that shows nearly 95% protection.Since then, the FTSE 100 surged nearly 4% on the back of the vaccine news. And expectations that the pandemic will be beaten soon continue to set the tone for a bullish market. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…And in my opinion, there might be a good reason for optimism. The stock market’s value is typically based on future expectations rather than past or present performance. The combination of a vaccine, the huge amount of money that was poured into the market during the previous year, and unprecedented near-zero interest rates policies around the world could be strong catalysts for further gains. With that in mind, here are some companies that I have my eye one as I think they will most likely benefit from the release of a coronavirus vaccine. Optimistic outlook for GlaxoSmithKlineGlaxoSmithKline (LSE: GSK) has dropped nearly 19% since the beginning of the year amid the coronavirus pandemic and I think that this stock is actually a bargain right now. Why? Well, GSK is a strong candidate in the race to develop an effective coronavirus vaccine. The pharmaceutical giant has recently announced the start of phase 2/3 clinical trials of its Covid-19 vaccine. More importantly, GSK has signed, along with French multinational pharmaceutical company Sanofi, a £2.1bn deal with the US government to supply 100m+ doses. In the UK, it has made a deal with the UK government to supply up to 60m doses too.Whether its vaccine succeeds or not, I expect a post-pandemic world in which GSK’s shares can rise by around 25% to pre-Covid levels.Airline industry recoveryIt would be a waste of time to discuss the negative impact of Covid-19 on airlines. Clearly, the pandemic has had an enormous impact the likes of International Consolidated Airlines. IAG shares fell to their lowest levels since 2013 in May and again in August. However, since late October, the share price has gained more than 50%, climbing from 91p to around 158p at the time of writing, and the share price outlook remains positive. IAG is a major player in the airline industry with a market cap of more than £7bn and a strong balance sheet.When flights return to normal, I’m convinced that shares of IAG could rise further. Defensive stock?Lastly, I think another FTSE 100 stock that can outperform the market in the upcoming year is Whitbread. The company owns Premier Inn. Why has this stock has caught my attention? Whitbread was doing great before the pandemic, particularly following the sale of the Costa coffee chain to Coca-Cola for £3.9bn. But this year, the company’s shares fell sharply amid the lockdowns and the shutdown of the economy. Whitbread’s year-to-date return stands at -37%, largely due to a drop in sales caused by the pandemic. With that in mind, it’s currently trading at a fairly cheap price and if a Covid-19 vaccine comes out soon, I believe it’s one of the best long-term investments in the market right now. I’d buy. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. 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La Iglesia Episcopal de Cuba adopta un plan estratégico de…

first_img Rector Washington, DC Por Lynette WilsonPosted Mar 3, 2014 Submit an Event Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Albany, NY Featured Events Submit a Press Release Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Knoxville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR La Iglesia Episcopal de Cuba adopta un plan estratégico de tres años Diama Valdés says: Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC March 31, 2017 at 11:43 am Buen día. Me gustaría saber que relación guarda la iglesia anglicana con la episcopal; si son lo mismo o no. Gracias Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Tampa, FL March 31, 2017 at 2:14 pm Si. Lo mismo, mas o menos. Lynette Wilson says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit a Job Listingcenter_img Press Release Service Rector Hopkinsville, KY Comments are closed. La Iglesia Episcopal de Cuba celebró su Sínodo General anual en La Habana del 21 al 23 febrero. Foto: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Habana, Cuba] La Iglesia Episcopal de Cuba tiene una clara visión en movimiento hacía su próximo trienio: ser una iglesia que unida en la diversidad, celebra, evangeliza, enseña, sirve y comparte el amor de Dios.Llegar a esa visión ha sido “una experiencia muy enriquecedora”, pero a veces “algo difícil”, dijo la obispa Griselda Delgado de Carpio, durante una entrevista posterior al Sínodo General con la Episcopal News Service el 23 de febrero.Para su plan estratégico del 2014 al 2016, la iglesia encuentra inspiración de la carta de Pablo a los Efesios, en concreto el capítulo 4, versículos 15-16: “sino que, siguiendo la verdad con amor, crezcamos en todo hacia aquel que es la cabeza: Cristo. De parte de él todo el cuerpo, bien concertado y entrelazado por la cohesión que aportan todas las coyunturas, recibe su crecimiento de acuerdo con la actividad proporcionada a cada uno de los miembros, para ir edificándose en amor”. Al final de los últimos tres años, el primer trienio completo de Delgado sirviendo como obispo, una visión más clara de la iglesia comenzó a desarrollarse tomando la evangelización como centro de escenario en la misión de la iglesia, ella dijo.“A partir de ahí pudimos visualizar un plan concreto desde el cual tenemos que trabajar,” agregó.Los objetivos del plan de tres años son los siguientes:fortalecer el crecimiento de la vocación pastoral, el Ministerio Ordenado y el Ministerio Laico;aumentar la sostenibilidad financiera a través de la mayordomía, la administración de proyectos y la exploración de otras fuentes nacionales;aprovechar los espacios de reflexión y formación bíblica-teológica en lo local, arcedianal y diocesano, en temas de valores, ética, historia de la iglesia, espiritualidad y familia, utilizando nuestro liderazgo capacitado.reforzar la visibilidad del quehacer de la iglesia dentro y fuera;fortalecer la capacidad de gestión y organización (incluye la plantificación, control, evaluación y sistematización;promover acciones pastorales de servicio y acompañamiento a personas y grupos  en condiciones de exclusión y vulnerabilidad, los ancianos, los que sufren de adicciones o son VIH positivas, yobtener una mejor comunicación en toda la iglesia.“Gracias a Dios que estamos obteniendo la participación de los jóvenes en la iglesia”, dijo. “Creemos que ellos no son sólo el futuro, sino el presente”.Griselda Delgado del Carpio, posa con los niños después de la Eucaristía de clausura del Sínodo General. La iglesia en el plan trienal de Cuba prioriza la formación de los niños. Foto: Lynette Wilson / Episcopal News ServiceEs por esa razón, agregó, que el plan se centra en la formación de los jóvenes, los niños y adolescentes y también aquellos en el camino hacia el sacerdocio que heredarán grandes responsabilidades.“Sigo sorprendida por la tenacidad y el corazón misionero de la iglesia episcopal en Cuba”, dijo la Obispa Presidente Katharine Jefferts Schori en un e-mail a ENS.“Ellos son un gran ejemplo para las congregaciones de la iglesia episcopal de lo que es el valor del desarrollo de recursos basado en la comunidad – valorando todos los dones que Dios ha provisto en este lugar, escuchar las necesidades de la comunidad en general, y colaborar para la misión y el ministerio. La obispa Griselda está dirigiendo un ministerio transformador en Cuba – Les insto a ir a ver si les es posible, desarrollar una asociación diocesana o parroquial, y aprender más. ”Al Sínodo General anual de la iglesia episcopal de Cuba, realizado del 21 al 23de febrero en la Catedral de la Trinidad en La Habana, asistieron los episcopales y anglicanos de Estados Unidos y Canadá, incluyendo el arzobispo Fred Hiltz, primado de la Iglesia Anglicana de Canadá.Durante su introducción a la convención, Hiltz describió a Delgado como “un gran embajador de Cuba, poniendo a la iglesia en Cuba en el mapa de la Comunión Anglicana de manera muy importante”.Delgado fue instalado en noviembre del 2010, en sustitución al obispo Miguel Tamayo de la Iglesia Anglicana del Uruguay que sirvió a la Iglesia como obispo interino por seis años, y dividiendo su tiempo entre Montevideo y La Habana.El obispo Julio César Holguín de la República Dominicana predicó durante la Eucaristía de clausura de la Asamblea General de la iglesia episcopal de Cuba. Foto: Lynette Wilson / Episcopal News ServiceDespués de la elección de Delgado, el obispo Julio César Holguín de la República Dominicana se convirtió en su mentor durante tres años, una relación que continúa de manera informal en la actualidad. Holguín encabezó una pequeña delegación, a Cuba del 18 al 25 febrero, para asistir a Sínodo General incluyendo a miembros de las diócesis compañeras.La Diócesis de la República Dominicana tiene relaciones con unas15 diócesis compañeras con sede en los Estados Unidos, y en sí sirve como un complemento de la iglesia en Cuba, aunque de una manera más informal, “sentimental”, y como una expresión de solidaridad, dijo Holguín.Pero la relación también ha adquirido un carácter práctico, por ejemplo, en la Convención General del 2009 la Iglesia Episcopal inició recortes en el presupuesto de $23 requeridos por la disminución de ingresos, lo que significó una disminución en las subvenciones a las diócesis de la Provincia IX y a los socios del pacto de la iglesia, incluyendo a Cuba.Tras esa acción, el clero de la Diócesis de la República Dominicana se comprometió a dar el 1 por ciento de sus salarios, lo que equivale a alrededor de $3,000 Total, para ser compartido por el clero en Cuba, dijo Holguín, quien agregó que el salario mensual para el clero podría ser $7 o $8.“Estábamos en una mejor posición que nadie para apoyar a la Iglesia en Cuba”, dijo. El presupuesto trienal de la iglesia episcopal asigna 106.000 dólares a la iglesia en Cuba.El obispo Julio César Holguín de la República Dominicana y el arzobispo Fred Hiltz, primado de la Iglesia Anglicana de Canadá, hablan durante la hora del almuerzo del Sínodo General de la iglesia episcopal de Cuba. Foto: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceAl igual que la iglesia episcopal en los Estados Unidos, la iglesia anglicana de Canadá ha tenido una larga relación con la iglesia episcopal de Cuba, dijo HiltzLa Iglesia Episcopal de Cuba es una diócesis autónoma de la Comunión Anglicana, bajo la autoridad del Consejo Metropolitano de Cuba. El Consejo está presidido por Hiltz e incluye a Jefferts Schori y Arzobispo John Holder de West Indies. El concejal ha supervisado la iglesia en Cuba desde que se separó de la iglesia episcopal en los Estados Unidos en 1967.En seis años y un medio que Hiltz ha servido en el consejo, dijo, a pesar de la dificultad continua, él ha visto mucha esperanza en la iglesia, así como un impulso hacia el desarrollo del liderazgo. Tener un obispo a tiempo completo ha ayudado, añadió.“La iglesia aquí en Cuba no es una institución, sino un movimiento, un movimiento del evangelio”, dijo Hiltz.El domingo antes de la convención, el 16 de febrero, Hiltz y otros visitantes de la iglesia anglicana de Canadá visitaron una iglesia en casa en Luyanó, un área pobre de La Habana, donde la congregación que estaba muy llena celebró el Día de San Valentín, intercambiando regalos prácticos de jabón y pasta de dientes, dos necesidades que pueden ser difíciles de encontrar en Cuba.Después de la Eucaristía, la congregación llevó al grupo a la obra de su iglesia, que después la cual fue destruido hace 30 años por un huracán y se está preparando para una consagración del Domingo de Pascua.En lugar de simplemente construir un lugar de culto, dijo Hiltz, el templo incluye clínicas médicas y cuidado de los ancianos y un centro comunitario.“Uno tiene la sensación de que la iglesia está realmente en la comunidad, allí por el bien de la comunidad”, dijo Hiltz. “Al verlo en terreno enriquece mi entendimiento y ayuda en la manera en que los mantenemos en oración”.En el ofrecimiento de la oración, el contexto hace la diferencia, añadióObispa de Cuba Griselda Delgado del Carpio y el obispo Michael Bird de la Diócesis de Niagara hablan después de una sesión de trabajo. Cuba y Niagara renovaron recientemente su relación de diócesis compañeras. Foto: Lynette Wilson / Episcopal News ServiceEn la iglesia anglicana de la diócesis de Niagara de Canadá, las 91 parroquias rezan semanalmente para las iglesias en Cuba, dijo el Obispo Michael Bird, cuando fue presentado en el sínodo.La iglesia de Canadá proporciona apoyo a la Iglesia cubana apoyando los programas, el clero y los estipendios de la facultad del seminario y por medio de relaciones de compañerismo diocesano.La Diócesis de Niagara, por ejemplo, recientemente renovó su relación de compañerismo de una década con la iglesia en Cuba por otros cinco años.“Cuba es una especie de diócesis especial en la Comunión Anglicana, y nuestra asociación es una forma de expresar solidaridad y amistad, una expresión popular de eso”, dijo el Rdo. Bill Mous, director de la diócesis de la justicia, la comunidad y los ministerios globales.La iglesia episcopal de Cuba remonta sus orígenes a una presencia anglicana a partir de 1901. Hoy en día hay unas 46 congregaciones y misiones al servicio de 10,000 miembros y de las comunidades en general. Durante la década de 1960, el gobierno de Fidel Castro comenzó a tomar medidas enérgicas contra la religión, encarcelando a los líderes religiosos y a los creyentes, y no fue sino hasta la visita del Papa Juan Pablo II a Cuba en 1998, la primera visita de un Papa católico romano a la isla, que el gobierno comenzó un movimiento de regresión hacia la tolerancia de la religión.La Revolución cubana, encabezada por Castro, comenzó en 1953 y duró hasta que el presidente Fulgencio Batista fue expulsado del poder en 1959. El gobierno anticomunista, autoritario de Batista, fue sustituido por un estado socialista, que en 1965 se alineó con el partido comunista. En 2008 Raúl Castro reemplazó en la presidencia a su convaleciente hermano.Arzobispo Fred Hiltz, primado de la Iglesia Anglicana de Canadá, el obispo Julio César Holguín de la República Dominicana y el obispo Todd Ousley de la Diócesis del este de Michigan en procesión en la Eucaristía de clausura. Foto: Lynette Wilson / Episcopal News ServiceLo que sorprendió más al obispo Todd Ousley de la Diócesis del este de Michigan era la forma única de Cuba de ser anglicano.“Lo que fue más sorprendente para mí fue el sentido de como estratégicamente contextualizaron la iglesia honrando con mucho cuidado su cultura cubana y fusionar eso con el anglicanismo,” dijo, y agregó que es claro en el plan estratégico que no sólo el liderazgo del obispo es importante, pero también la de los clérigos y los laicos.También estaba impresionado, dijo, con el enfoque de la iglesia en temas de justicia y ayudar a los “más pequeños de estos”.Obispo Miguel Tamayo Zaldívar, ex obispo interino de Cuba, y el obispo Ulises Aguero, obispo emérito de Cuba, durante la procesión de Eucaristía de clausura. Foto: Lynette Wilson / Episcopal News ServiceLa experiencia de la Iglesia cubana con el socialismo y su entendimiento de que todos deben trabajar juntos en solidaridad sirve como un buen modelo para la iglesia en Norteamérica y América Latina, dijo OusleyLa superposición con el inicio del Sínodo General de la Iglesia, un grupo diverso de la misión Anglicana Episcopal – incluyendo personas de los Estados Unidos, México, Argentina, Chile, El Salvador – visitaron la iglesia de San Francisco de Asís, en Cárdenas, provincia de Matanzas, localizada, en auto, a unas dos horas del este La Habana. El grupo fue dirigido por el Rdo. Canónigo Juan Andrés Quevedo, el rector de la iglesia del Redentor [Church of the Redeemer] en Astoria, Queens, y un arcediano en la Diócesis de Long Island.Fue la primera vez en 13 años que Quevedo, quien nació en la ciudad de Matanzas y que asistió al seminario evangélico local antes de estudiar en el Trinity College, en Toronto, Canadá, ha estado de vuelta en Cuba.En el pasto junto a San Francisco de Asís hay bloques de cemento que se disponen ordenadamente en filas, casi como lápidas en un cementerio, sólo estaban allí para evitar que las bancas recién lijadas y manchadas de la iglesia tocaran la hierba.El grupo de la misión necesitaba un proyecto de servicio que esté terminado dentro de una semana para que, junto con el Rdo. Aurelio de la Paz Cot, ellos decidieran que lo mejor sería repintar las bancas, mientras que para los transeúntes, los bloques de cemento bien ordenados y las bancas secas se veían muy curiosas.“Para nosotros fue un evento de evangelización”, dijo de la Paz, quien fue un compañero de seminario de Quevedo en Matanza, y agregó que las personas cercanas, curiosas por el trabajo y trabajadores, pasaban por aquí y preguntaban: “¿Quiénes son estas personas? ”Y más que eso, para de la Paz, fue una “experiencia maravillosa” y que significó mucho para él y su congregación que la gente utilice su tiempo de vacaciones y sus recursos personales para venir a Cuba, y conocer su cultura, su gente y compartir algo de sí mismos, con otra gente que están un poco aislados.Para los que viajaron a la isla, la experiencia fue tanto de alegría y como de dolor, dijo Quevedo, con muchos de ellos comparando la experiencia de su propio país con los regímenes totalitarios y los altos niveles de pobreza.“Han visto un lado de la pobreza que no está familiarizado con ellos”, dijo, durante una visita a una granja orgánica cerca de Cárdenas dirigido por el Centro Cristiano de Reflexión y Diálogo. “Nuestros pobres son educados y eso los hace estar auto-conscientes de cómo vivir mejor, mientras que en sus países los pobres han sido golpeados hacia la desesperación”.Esa conciencia de sí mismo también se puede ver en la forma en que la iglesia opera en Cuba.“Es una iglesia muy cultural enraizada en la historia de Cuba”, dijo Carlos Austin, un seminarista de segundo año de la iglesia episcopal de Panamá.La iglesia tiene un fuerte liderazgo, dijo, pero una de sus características más definitorias es la presencia  de la juventud.“Los jóvenes realmente participan”, dijo Austin. “No es como en nuestros países, a lo mejor no son tan organizadas pero tienen la mano de obra”.Como seminarista en el Seminario Evangélico de Teología de Matanzas, Austin pasa sus fines de semana sirviendo Cuatro Esquinas, una iglesia en Los Arabos, una comunidad a unos 65 kilómetros de distancia.“Ellos son un ejemplo de lo que una iglesia debe hacer en una comunidad sabia,” dijo Austin, quien agregó que la iglesia sirve como un centro comunitario y dispensa medicinas y agua purificada. “El sacerdote y el liderazgo son vistos como ayuda; de donde yo vengo, nosotros [la iglesia] tenemos que aprender más acerca de la comunidad.“Muchas veces parece que nos centramos en la evangelización hacia el interior, aquí no se centran en la evangelización, se centran en la misión y luego sigue la evangelización”.Fue el Reverendísimo Julio Murray, obispo de Panamá, quien decidió que Austin asistiría al seminario en Cuba, en vez de Brasil, otra alternativa de Austin. Él es uno de los 17 seminaristas residentes, la escuela cuenta con 500 estudiantes de educación a distancia a través de Cuba.El obispo quería que Austin estudiara teología en el contexto latinoamericano, y para Austin, al menos en un principio, le fue difícil porque la vida cotidiana en Cuba requiere fortaleza.El transporte público en Cuba es limitado y puede tomar horas para recorrer distancias cortas, los bienes básicos como papel higiénico, jabón y pasta de dientes pueden ser difíciles de conseguir, independientemente de si se tiene o no el dinero para comprarlos, los salarios son bajos, con médicos que ganan menos de $20 al mes.Si no fuera por la bondad de los miembros de la iglesia, dijo Austin, él ya se habría ido.“Eso es lo que hizo la diferencia para mí aquí, la iglesia y la gente me acogieron”, dijo. – Lynette Wilson es una editora/reportera  para Episcopal News Service. Ella  estuvo en Cuba del 18 al 25 de febrero con una delegación dirigida por el bispo Julio César Holgún de la República Dominicana. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL August 10, 2017 at 7:02 pm Quiero saber que podría hacer para estudiar teología a Cuba soy seminarista de la iglesia episcopal Anglicana de Chile me gustaría estudiar a Cuba? Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Collierville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA James Steevenson Lacroix says: Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Jobs & Calls TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Smithfield, NC Comments (3) Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CAlast_img read more

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Mitoyennes Residence / LRS Architects

first_imgArchDaily “COPY” Save this picture!© Thomas Jantscher+ 21 Share Projects CopyHouses•Croix de Rozon, Switzerland Mitoyennes Residence / LRS ArchitectsSave this projectSaveMitoyennes Residence / LRS Architects “COPY” Houses Photographs:  Thomas JantscherText description provided by the architects. This 2 story housing reinterprets the strongly restrictive regulations of the historic village it integrates. It’s volume and materiality interact with the vernacular constructions in search of a diverted analogy. Save this picture!© Thomas JantscherDesigned as an irregular monolith with eight facets, it is articulated by a central passage echoing the geometry and typology of the neighboring rural constructions. Its double sloped roof identifies the two family dwelling areas and enforces the village’s skyline. The distorted disposition and dimension of the openings, disrupt the scale of this villa, giving it a more urban character.Save this picture!© Thomas JantscherProject gallerySee allShow lessDug by Topotek1ArticlesSlant Garden Design Award 2011Articles Share 2009center_img Photographs Mitoyennes Residence / LRS Architects Architects: LRS Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project Switzerland Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/154165/mitoyennes-residence-lrs-architects Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/154165/mitoyennes-residence-lrs-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeLRS ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCroix de RozonHousesSwitzerlandPublished on July 28, 2011Cite: “Mitoyennes Residence / LRS Architects” 28 Jul 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSafety Window Films in Associated Watch and Jewelry BuyersFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MWindowsAir-LuxSliding Windows for High-Rise BuildingsSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60Manuals & AdviceSikaFirestop SystemsMetal PanelsAmerican MetalcraftRainscreen – RS300Curtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalWaste Containers / Recycling BinsPunto DesignLitter Bin – PapilonSound BoothsFramerySoundproof Phone Booths – Framery OneCarpetsnanimarquinaRugs – ShadeMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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More than 100 media sign the Reporters Without Borders petition for international journalists to be allowed into the Gaza Strip

first_img January 13, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 More than 100 media sign the Reporters Without Borders petition for international journalists to be allowed into the Gaza Strip June 3, 2021 Find out more With 100 news media signatures now on the petition it launched on 9 January, Reporters Without Borders reiterates its appeal for support by the international media and again urges the Israeli authorities to lift the ban on foreign media access to the Gaza Strip that has been in force since November. Allowing journalists into the Gaza Strip would be the best way to ensure independent coverage of the events unfolding there.The only news coverage of the situation in Gaza comes from the 295 Palestinians who are working for a range of news organisations in extremely difficult and dangerous circumstances. Reporters Without Borders express its solidarity with all these media employees and deplores the deaths of four journalists since 27 December, three of them in the course of their work. The four journalists are Basel Faraj, Ihab el-Wahidi, Omar Silawi and Alaa Mortaji. Reporters Without Borders offers its sincere condolences to their families.Since the Israeli supreme court ruling on 31 December that foreign journalists should be allowed into the Gaza Strip in groups of 12, the Israel Defence Forces have permitted a very small number to enter. Reuters and the BBC were allowed to cover the activities of some Israeli soldiers for a few hours. The other journalists have been condemned to wait in Sderot or the hills that overlook Gaza. “Dignity,” a vessel chartered by the Free Gaza organisation carrying medical personnel and journalists, was driven back twice by the Israeli navy when it tried to approach the shore of the Gaza Strip.The campaign must continue against the blockade imposed on the international media by Israel.For the list of media that have signed the petition, go to this address on the Reporters Without Borders website: http://www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=29928News media that are interested in signing the appeal are asked to contact us at: [email protected] News Help by sharing this information With 100 news media signatures now on the petition it launched on 9 January, Reporters Without Borders reiterates its appeal for support by the international media and again urges the Israeli authorities to lift the ban on foreign media access to the Gaza Strip that has been in force since November. PalestineMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Palestine Organisation to go further RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes Receive email alerts PalestineMiddle East – North Africa WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists News May 16, 2021 Find out more Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists May 28, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en Newslast_img read more

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Letterkenny Cllr calls on landlords to freeze rents

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – March 19, 2020 Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th A former mayor of Letterkenny is calling on landlords to stop charging rents for businesses due to on-going coronavirus concerns. It comes as many shops and businesses in the town have been forced to shut their doors as a temporary measure not knowing when they will reopen again.Due to the uncertainty, Cllr Gerry McMonagle says there’s an onus on landlords to play their part in alleviating the crisis.He calling on them to engage with businesses to come up with some interim emergency measures:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/gerryrendfgdfgdfgdftfreezes1pm-2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Letterkenny Cllr calls on landlords to freeze rents Google+center_img Pinterest Previous articleBreaking: First death in Northern Ireland due to virusNext articleMinister cancels Leaving Certificate and Junior Cycle Oral tests News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Twitterlast_img read more

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Employment tribunals on the rise

first_imgEmployment tribunals on the riseOn 1 Apr 2004 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. The number of employment tribunal cases has increased by 50 per cent duringthe past six years, according to a report by manufacturers organisation theEEF. The report found that a rising tide of employment legislation is to blame.It showed the number of cases handled on behalf of its members increased by 3per cent to 2,206 last year. This compares to 2,145 cases in 2002 and 1,450 in1998. EEF director of employment and legal affairs Peter Schofield warned that newdispute resolution laws due to come into force in October would do little toease the problem. “There is a rising tide of employment litigation that is benefitingnobody in the workplace, certainly not employers, while employees are notsecuring significant victories. The forthcoming Dispute Resolution Procedureswill not help and could make the situation worse,” he said. The survey also found that 27 per cent of claims were withdrawn by theapplicant with no compensation before the hearing, while 78 per cent of claimswere won by the employer. “The message from these figures is that all parties – including theGovernment, conciliation service Acas, employers’ organisations and tradeunions, must redouble their efforts to ensure more disputes are resolved in theworkplace,” Schofield said. The average settlements and awards were just under £5,500. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. last_img read more

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NYCHA overhauling management system

first_img Message* Email Address* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Share via Shortlink NYCHA Chairman Gregory Russ and NYCHA federal monitor Bart Schwartz. (NYCHA Monitor)Mayor Bill de Blasio primarily blames the long, painful deterioration of the city’s public housing system on a decline in federal funding as developments aged and their maintenance needs grew.Terrible management, however, was a big part of the problem. It wasn’t just inexperienced managers and hapless mayors, though; the system itself ensured the New York City Housing Authority remained dysfunctional to its core.Now the agency — under orders from the federal government — says it is changing that.NYCHA announced Monday that federal prosecutors and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development had agreed on an overhaul dubbed the Transformation Plan Greenlighting Implementation Phase.ADVERTISEMENTResidents are hoping the plan — which is really a plan for a plan — is better than its name.Read moreDe Blasio administration lands on worst landlord watchlistNYCHA wants to create “citywide clearinghouse” for its 80M sf of air rightsNYCHA hit with class action alleging “deplorable” conditions Full Name* For decades, they have seen NYCHA inspectors sign off on work that was never done, union workers clock out every day before residents could let them in to make repairs, and exterminators pointlessly leave bait trays in dirt floor basements that rats effortlessly tunneled into, among many other problems and inefficiencies.NYCHA’s current system lacks clear lines of authority, which makes it hard for the agency to get out of its own way. Its announcement Monday even refers to a “six-borough management structure,” seemingly oblivious to the fact that the city has only five. It is tempting to imagine an entire division of NYCHA workers assigned to a non-existent borough.Scandals have abounded. At Throggs Neck Houses in the Bronx, supervisors were accused of sleeping with subordinates and having drunken parties while on the job. To generate complaints against a colleague, a manager there named Brianne Pawson sabotaged new refrigerators, according to the Department of Investigation. The agency’s repair backlog ballooned every time it was tabulated, rising to $42 billion from $17 billion in just four years.The whole system was a mess — inefficient, unaccountable, and at times criminal.Eventually, federal prosecutors in Manhattan stepped in and HUD threatened to take over the 177,611-unit system. Two years ago they reached an agreement with the de Blasio administration to reboot it; Monday’s announcement was part of that.The agency said its transformation plan will change NYCHA’s governance and leadership structure, property management systems and central support functions.Before anyone gets too excited, the changes are not being made just yet. Rather, they will be subject to many months of analysis by a laundry list of overseers: HUD, the Southern District of New York, federal monitor Bart Schwartz, tenants and other stakeholders.“This includes evaluating the costs and benefits of each possible change and beginning to make difficult choices that are necessary to better serve residents,” NYCHA’s press release said. “These results, based on modeling and analysis, will be submitted in an Implementation Plan as a supplement to the Transformation Plan.”Helpfully, the release adds, “Together, the Transformation Plan and the Implementation Plan will result in the Organizational Plan required in the HUD Agreement.” The Transformation Plan itself is part of a larger NYCHA plan called the Blueprint for Change, which includes a Stabilization Strategy.Churchill’s phrase “a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma” comes to mind. (NYCHA is hoping its pact will end better than the one Churchill was referring to.)The first part of the implementation plan is due in September and the second part in June 2022. It is not clear when implementation itself will occur.No one is expecting miracles. “We expect implementation will not be easy,” said Rachel Fee, executive director of the New York Housing Conference, in a statement.“But,” she promised, “it will yield results that will improve both living conditions and services for NYCHA residents.”Contact Erik Engquist Tags Bill de BlasioNYCHAU.S. Department of Housing and Urban Developmentlast_img read more

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Heat and water vapour fluxes and scalar roughness lengths over an Antarctic ice shelf

first_imgWe present eddy-correlation measurements of heat and water vapour fluxes made during the Antarctic winter. The surface layer was stably stratified throughout the period of observation and sensible heat fluxes were always directed downwards. However, both upward and downward water vapour fluxes were observed. Their magnitude was generally small and the latent heat flux was not a significant fraction of the surface energy budget. The variation of heat and water vapour fluxes with stability is well described by Monin-Obukhov similarity theory but the scalar roughness lengths for heat and water vapour appear to be much larger than the momentum roughness length. Possible explanations of this effect are discussed.last_img read more

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